Hearthstone Beta Patch Notes - "The Progression Reset"

Update: Added the top ranked players from before the wipe to the bottom of the post. Congratulations to those who made it!

Hearthstone Beta Patch Notes - "The Progression Reset"

The patch notes are finally available! Please note that we will have more information and an updated database once we get our hands on the update. Stay tuned!

Originally posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Today is the day for our Hearthstone Closed Beta patch! This patch also includes the account wipe, so when the servers are available for play once more, you’ll be starting again as if you were a new player. For more information on the wipe itself, please revisit our Account Wipe Incoming blog post, found here. Now, onto the patch notes!


  • The maximum level is now 60, and you can earn XP in any game mode up to max level.
  • Chat has been rejiggered.
  • Gold gained in Play mode has changed from 5 gold per 5 wins to 10 gold per 3 wins.
  • You can now acquire Golden Basic minions at higher experience levels.
  • Arena rewards now give less dust and more cards.
  • More gold is guaranteed at 5 & 6 Arena wins.
  • At 9 Arena wins, you are now guaranteed an extra pack or a Golden card.
  • The animations for Secrets and Fatigue have been sped up dramatically.
  • All cards now have flavor text when you view them in your collection.
  • “Spell Power +1” has been renamed “Spell Damage +1”.
  • Heroes can be unlocked in any mode (Play/Arena/Practice)
  • Play, Practice and Friendly Play modes will now default to the custom deck selection UI if you've previously created a deck
  • You can now click on chat bubbles to respond
  • Social – When your friends complete an Arena run or get a Legendary card in a pack, you’ll be notified so you can tell them, “Grats!”
  • Quests that required you to win with a class now give you a choice between 2 classes.

New Stuff

  • Crafting Mode – If you want to craft or disenchant cards, we have a new UI for this. Click the “Crafting Mode” button to check it out.
  • Credits – Now you can see who’s behind all this nonsense.
  • Options – Our Game Menu and Options screen have a new look! And you can also re-play the cinematic!
  • Open Next Pack – Hit Spacebar after you open a pack to quickly unwrap your next one.
  • Many Golden cards have new animations!  More to come!  Check out Gelbin Mekkatorque!
  • Added event to transform coin into a card in your hand if you are going second
  • Support for custom fonts in Russian and Polish has been added

Generic Minions






  • Wrath can no longer be cast on heroes.
  • Cenarius costs 9 (up from 8).
  • Starfall can now only hit minions.
  • Ancient of Lore’s Healing option now only restores 5 Health. (down from 8)
  • Savagery costs 1 (down from 3), and must target a single minion.



  • [card]Cruel Taskmaster[/card] has 1 more Health.
  • Inner Rage’s +2 Attack effect no longer goes away at the end of the turn.
  • Battle Rage costs 3 (up from 2), and also counts damaged heroes.
  • [card]Frothing Berserker[/card] has 1 more Attack.
  • [card]Commanding Shout[/card] now costs 2 (up from 1) and also draws you a card.


  • Hex’s Frog is now a Beast.
  • [card]Healing Totem[/card] no longer heals heroes.

Bug Fixes

  • Cards
    • Fixed multiple issues with [card]Faceless Manipulator[/card] incorrectly copying minions with buffs.
    • [card]Hunter’s Mark[/card] is now correctly reduces a minion’s health to 1.
    • Fixed an issue with replaying cards returned to your hand causing a game halt.
    • Playing [card]Thoughtsteal[/card] now creates an entry in the game history.
    • [card]Misdirection[/card] no longer triggers if there are no legal targets.
    • [card]Ice Block[/card] now protects the hero from incremental damage.
    • [card]Blood Imp[/card]’s ability now correctly increases Lightspawn’s attack value.
    • Fixed an issue where playing a minion before [card]Cenarius[/card]’s battlecry goes off caused a game halt.
    • Playing [card]Mind Vision[/card] when the opponent has an empty hand no longer gives you a card.
    • [card]Knife Juggler[/card]’s ability will no longer trigger when a minion is copied to your hand.
  • UI
    • Fixed an issue where disenchanting cards too quickly caused the Arcane Dust counter to display the incorrect value.
    • Fixed an issue where gold amounts were showing the wrong value.
    • Replaying a minion that previously had health/attack modifications now shows the correct stats as it enters play.
    • The Arena AMM wheel should no longer disappear when you find a match.
    • Fixed an issue where the Spell Power visual effect could linger in your hand.
    • Quickly playing minions as card draw effects are occurring no longer causes cards to stack in your hand.
    • The opponent’s targeting arrow should now be appearing from the correct location.
    • The visual effect for silence is now appearing over the targeted minion.
    • Fixed an issue where spell animations would loop when multiple triggers occurred.
    • Fixed an issue where the hero power button could become tilted.
  • Gameplay
    • The announcer’s VO for both players should now be audible in the Arena.
    • Fixed an issue where the druid AI did not play their choice cards correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where sound effects would loop while in-game or in the Collection Manager.
    • Master Volume now also affects music volume.
    • A toast with your own name should no longer appear on login.
    • The “farming” area of the Pandaria board will now allow you to spawn three radishes. 

Many bug fixes have also been included with this patch as well, so if you unearth another pesky bug, don’t forget to post them on our Bug Forums here. Our Technical Support forums for both PC and Mac are also available if you are having problems with graphics or the Hearthstone software itself.

Opt-in to the Hearthstone closed beta here

Top Ranked Hearthstone Players - Pre-Wipe

Zeriyah posted a list of the top 50 ranked players in NA and EU pre Hearthstone wipe. Congratulations to everyone who achievement the top ranks during the first phase of the Beta. Hopefully we'll get to see something like this in the future as well! Ladders please? :D

Top 50 Players NA

1. Vyy 11. Xor 21. dnanzxu 31. Knight 41. Snig
2. Paingod 12. aischarm 22. Toberman 32. Eromezis 42. Softening
3. DontHexMeBro 13. zephyr77 23. reynad 33. Spyder 43. Weeble
4. Vatenkeist 14. SoulCrusher 24. Blitz 34. Sylas 44. Smuft
5. monk 15. Jeebus 25. blueblurr 35. TheTrasher 45. Froggish
6. Kithros 16. Kithus 26. spOh 36. wpScraps 46. Fex
7. StrifeCro 17. apDrop 27. ColdandUgly6 37. jotto 47. BlackStoneN
8. Azureon 18. Psycobill 28. Rotspanier 38. Shinron 48. Trump
9. Drakolich 19. Drez 29. Gyll 39. Wingsofdeath 49. Dgtljin
10. MomKnowsBest 20. Scotsman 30. Cecil 40. Wildface 50. Warbaker


Top 50 Players EU

1. ExoFry 11. Draccy 21. peffko 31. Lanlin 41. mograine
2. Blackmoor91 12. SuiQ 22. Diney 32. ryo 42. ApplePie
3. Wuaschtsemme 13. Gamesamurai 23. Zargar 33. XopBaT 43. Tiber
4. Twi 14. Crux 24. Frozed 34. thecheck 44. Inkalm
5. ThaBaws 15. Kara 25. Banjo 35. Weebey 45. Tarrok
6. CeroX 16. Gothiques 26. minibArb 36. Logi 46. Davdas
7. kazabi 17. martenJ 27. welmu 37. Kharan 47. Murdock
8. sUrb4n 18. Dots 28. Blurren 38. Vendetta 48. Suezay
9. Pife 19. Inossatam 29. Savjz 39. Ekop 49. reallytrol
10. KioGIko 20. CondeDupu 30. tehstronk 40. Rea 50. Chiar


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